Learning Trips Galore! - Mid-Pacific Institute

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Learning Trips Galore!

Posted on March 31, 2017

by Ms. Montes on March 31, 2017

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your patience and understanding. The weather in March was not very cooperative, resulting in two learning trips being rescheduled. Here is the updated information:

Manoa Stream Bio-assessment:

Next Thursday, April 7th (10:00-11:40am) we will be visiting Mānoa Stream with our UH stream expert, Cory Yap. The children will be doing a biological survey of the stream, which will help Mr. Yap with his data collection.

In order to prepare your child please read the following:

*Wear clothes that can get dirty and possibly wet.

*If your family has felt bottom Tabis, please send them to school even if they are too big. These are the best shoes for the work they will be doing in the stream.

*Send your child to school with thick socks (If they do not own Tabis they will be borrowing a pair from Mr. Yap that might be a little bit big. The socks will help.)

*Change of clothes (Just in case. Students will most likely not be getting wet past their knees).

*Water bottle

*Apply bug spray and sunscreen before coming to school.

Ke Awawa o Waimea:

On Friday, April 7th, our class will be visiting Waimea Valley to participate in the Ke Awawa o Waimea (the Valley of Waimea) school program.

Students will listen to the history of Waimea, see rare Native Hawaiian plants, discover Kau Hale (their traditional living site), explore Kamananui Stream, experience a Hawaiian game site and spend some time with Waimea Valley's Hawaiian specialist learning about the native wetland animals in the valley.

The entire field trip will take place outdoors, and we will be doing a lot of digging, walking, observing and enjoying the natural wonders of Waimea Valley.

On the day of the field trip, you can help ensure your child has an enjoyable day by sending your child to school on time and well rested. Please make sure they have the following:

  1. A water bottle. Please label it with your child's full name.
  2. Raingear.
  3. A cap or hat.
  4. Clothing that can get dirty (please wear an old Mid-Pacific t-shirt).
  5. Closed toe shoes (no slippers or crocs) that can get dirty.
  6. A snack.
  7. A backpack.

*Please come to school with sunscreen and mosquito repellent already on.

**Lunch will be provided that day for everyone by Waimea Valley (see attached menu).

Since we will be traveling to the north shore and have a full day planned with fun discoveries in the great outdoors, we will not be back on campus until 3pm.

Dismissal for all 3/4 students will be at the upper autoline from 3-3:15pm. All other students will go to after school care.

We look forward to an action packed week!

We are all very excited about our learnings trip to Mānoa stream and Waimea. Please check next week's blog for pictures about this wonderful opportunity!

If you have any questions about either field trip, please contact your child's teacher.


Tiffany Byrne

Jane Farwell

Arlene Holzman

Torry Montes

This is the lunch menu for the day at Waimea:

Lunch Buffet

Garden salad with cucumbers, carrots, cherry tomatoes

Ranch or Papaya seed dressing

Waimea Valley Pasta Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad


Kalua pig sliders

Fresh made tuna salad

Turkey and cheese

Avocado, lettuce and Tomato

Lemonade and Pog Juice

* Waimea Valley has been informed of all student allergies